Arrive in Beijing airport/train station. You are met and privately transferred to your hotel. Or use public transport with an English speaking guide assistant.
Beijing city tour with guide by using public transport and walking. Assorted public transport tickets are paid as used. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Hutong and Nanluoguxiang.
Optional evening Kung Fu show; Beijing Opera; Peking Duck Dinner.
Excursion to Mutianyu Great Wall. Optional extension for Ming Tombs.
Beijing city tour with guide by using public transport and walking. Assorted public transport tickets are paid as used. Summer Palace and a local Antique Market.
Depart Beijing by train/flight. Transferred to either the train station or airport. Or using public transport with an English speaking guide assistant.
This package is ideal for anyone starting, or concluding, a Trans Mongolian train, or Trans Manchurian journey. It is also ideal for those nationalities that qualify for the free 144 hour Beijing transit visa (see details below) You must be flying into and out of Beijing with confirmed flights.
In an effort to minimise the use of cars we have designed these programmes in a more eco direction, with regard to sightseeing, by using legs and public transport along with your guide. This method is also more efficient time wise. The guide can work out the best local transport methods to be used on the day. They consider the pace of the guests, the weather and the daily traffic conditions. Since the Olympic Games the public transport is much improved. We also offer a similar (optional) concept for the arrival and departure transfers. If you are not up to walking (for the sightseeing days), we can change the sightseeing to use a private car (surcharge applicable).
There are more than one point that you can access the wall. We do not go to the closest and original access point as this is SO CROWDED. Mutianyu, whilst not free of other tourists, will allow you a better experience.
So that we can present a year round stable price we have not included hotels. We can book hotels as well, but due to the large selection available and changing prices it is not a good idea to include these. For our itinerary (for visa purposes) we need to book hotels for you. Check you have online and let us know, or ask us for advice for good hotels in good locations.
There is no reduction in price if you choose the guided public transport arrival and departure transfers. These require licensed English speaking guide who cost more than a standard transfer driver and their car!! It is an altruistic decision
Yes, we do this all the time. Let us know what you want to do and we can craft an itinerery to suit.
– correct at time of publication. You still need to double check your nationality is still allowed this visa type. There’s a good chance, however, that yours is. Check below to make sure that your home country is on the list:
If your country is not listed above, you should contact your local Chinese embassy to find out what provisions they have for you in regards to both the 72-hour transit visa and the 144-hour transit visa. It never hurts to ask!
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